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Nov 8, 2009 2:30am EST
journal report begins right now. zimplt this is america's number one financial news program. now maria bartiromo. >>> here's what's making news as whaed into a new week on wall street. the closely watched jobs report was released on friday. the news was worse than most economists were looking for. the unemployment rate now stands at 10.2%. the highest level since 1983. the economy lost 190,000 jobs in the month of october. the dow, meanwhile, rocketed past 10,000 once again this week on thursday, climbing 200 points after strong economic data. the best day since july. on friday the markets continued up. the federal reserve's open market committee met this week and kept a key interest rate near zero. the flmc also left its statement on the economy essentially unchanged. some analysts were looking for more information on a possible exit strategy from such low interest rates. encouraging news for the automakers. year over year ford's auto sales were down less than 1% than october. gm's sales actually rose 4%. dow toi oata sales fell slightly while chrysler saw the worst performance fallin
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Nov 3, 2009 6:30pm EST
america's perfect bell weather because that's exactly the same job rating we go in the nbc news/"the wall street journal" poll. brian/. >> and, chuck, you and i were talking earlier it's going to be hard to excite the people to go to the polls, unlike a year back. >> we're seeing a lack of energy. young voters, african-americans, hispanics. they surged in support of president obama. we're not seeing a lot of evidence of that same surge in either state, but in particular virginia, and that is a little bit of a warning sign probably to the democratic party. >> all right, chuck todd, we'll watch it all night. thanks for being with us. >>> we turn now to the swine flu pandemic across this country. so much of the focus, ours and others, has been on young people falling ill with good reason. that is the age group most at risk. but there is a serious danger for older folks as well. we have more on that tonight from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: arizona officials announced that gail stapleton, a 51-year-old high schoolteacher, died from swine flu. her death
NBC
Nov 11, 2009 6:30pm EST
soil, you will be home in an america that is forever here for you just as you have been there tore us. that is my promise, our nation's promise to you. >> later, president obama paid the first ever presidential visit to arlington cemetery section 60. that's the newly opened section reserved for veterans of the nation's current dual wars. of course, veterans day took on a different meaning today at ft. hood in texas. a strange day after the shooting that left 13 people dead. it's where we begin tonight with our own mark potter. mark, good evening. >> reporter: and good evening, brian. as sad as this community is, given what happened here, the mood today was much more upbeat as residents celebrated their veterans and current members of the military. >> thank you, guys. thank you. >> reporter: in killeen, texas, the town that supports ft. hood, veterans day is always an important celebration. but this year, because of the tragedy close by, is different. >> i feel like basically we just kind of had another attack, and every time -- even though we support our troops and we always have a
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Nov 18, 2009 6:30pm EST
clear up the confusion that's probably out across america. women are at kitchen tables trying to figure out now what is their next step. i think the next step is what they've always done, which is certainly take a look at the guideline recommendations but then have a conversation with your physician because the individual case history, the individual family history, what your body type is, what your background is is the best indicator of how often you should have this very important screening technique, a mammogram, and how frequently it should be done. >> are you telling women to ignore the recommendations of this panel? >> i'm telling women to take a look at the recommendations of the panel, which are, you know, looking globally at tens of thousands of cases, but then take that information and have a conversation with your doctor. >> are you saying that women should still consider having mammograms beginning at age 40? >> absolutely. >> some people are saying that your response to the panel's recommendations are essentially throwing this panel under the bus. your reaction to th
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Oct 31, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. it's all part of why the jetta, is the top-selling german-engineered sedan in america. here's one for your skin that's clinically proven. olay professional pro-x wrinkle protocol is as effective as the leading wrinkle prescription brand at reducing the look of wrinkles. that's because olay has teamed with a highly specialized group of dermatologists and created a wrinkle protocol that gives you the results of the leading wrinkle prescription brand, without a prescription. olay professional pro-x. this is a guarantee you're guaranteed to love. >> candy, candy, it's the time of year that kids in costume take over the neighborhood. we caught up with this group among an estimated 36 million trick or treaters. i hear snow white as dad will be checking her candy. the president came as himself while the first lady worry cat years. they handed out presidential m and ms, they hosted a special party for white house stachers and their family. click on local events. good news for fans. bad new forz an already fraj ill economy. how prices of homes could impact the biggest shopping season of th
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Nov 15, 2009 10:00am EST
state, hillary clinton. >>> then a special discussion about america's failing public schools. the president's education secretary calls them dropout factories and promises sweeping change. he is touring the country with a political odd couple who share the president's vision for reform. >> i'm not sure on my side of the aisle which was more confusing to my friends, hanging out with the obama administration or hanging out with sharpton. >>> with us this morning, education secretary arne duncan, former democratic presidential candidate reverend al sharpton and former house speaker newt gingrich. >>> no the "meet the press" president as president obama lands in china this morning we look back to 1976 when george h.w. bush tries to explain a controversial chinese invitation extended to an impeached rich ad nixon. >> we can argue and there's a plenty of room for opinion and i have my own personal opinion which i don't plan to divulge to you about how i feel about it but i'm telling you how the chinese feel about it. >>> but first secretary of state hillary clinton is traveling in asia
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Nov 11, 2009 4:30am EST
america. >>> say massive rockslide on camera covered a tennessee highway. news crews were on the scene shooting the aftermath of a previous rockslide that day. suddenly the ground shook again. there you see it, a wave of debris flowing down the mountain. that road, of course, will remain closed today as officials assess its stability. >>> authorities, meanwhile, saying a mother and son nearly beat a man to death outside a bar in pennsylvania. surveillance video shows the son kicking the unconscious victim in the head, all of this following an argument. a mother pushed away a good samaritan who tried to step in and help. now the son faces attempted murder charges. >>> a transit bus in chick lost control and rammed into a brick house. the bus ended up getting stuck inside part of the home and then left behind a large diagonal crack along the front of the house. at least four people were hurt but none of the injuries were serious. >>> well, the u.s. challenger for the americas cup unveiled a new strategy to help reclaim the trophy. the racing team hoisted an 8,000 pound wing to replace on
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Nov 21, 2009 1:30pm EST
a place to reinforce the strength of america, so that people could be patriotic and feel confident, that we were in the race, and we could also launch our own rocket, just like the russians. >> you'd think a building that represented so much that was great about america would be considered an historical treasure. yet it came surprisingly close to being torn down. that and more when we return. [whistle blowing] visit... >> the railroad companies built their terminals in order to show off the strength, the power of their companies. this building is a symbol of the speed and the power, and the success of the railroads and the railroad companies that owned them. >> but by the 1950s, the nation's new highways made traveling by car more popular. and flying was really taking off. it looked like the end of the line for passenger railroads. in the 1960s, proposals were made to tear down grand central. but jacqueline kennedy onassis, president john f. kennedy's widow, came to the rescue. she helped save the beautiful building. today, the emphasis is on preservation and restoration. >> what y
NBC
Nov 15, 2009 2:30am EST
: this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >>> let's take a look at what's making news ae wed we head into a new week on wall street. president obama will be hosting a white house summit on jobs in december. the president is inviting leaders from the business world and the public sector to find weighs to create more jobs and put america back to work. the unemployment rate currently stands at 10.2%. a big deal in the woshld of technology. computer giant hewlett-packard is acquiring 3comin a deal valued at. that puts hp in a position to rival cisco. >>> fourth quarter earnings beat analyst expectations. the dow continued to set new highs for the year, soaring more than 200 points on monday, and rose for six straight sessions. the rally lost steam by thursday on weak economic data. on friday the markets rebounded. earnings season is winding down, but some companies are still reporting. dow compoen ebts disney and wal-mart beat analysts' expectings as did some key retailers. ma macy's and kohl's were stroj stronger than
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Nov 28, 2009 6:30pm EST
on a make or break weekend for america's the first hard numbers on a make or break weekend for america's retailers. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. what began as an early morning car crash involving the world's richest athlete is making headlines beyond the sports globe. tiger woods was hospitalized after smashing his suv into a tree declined to meet for investigators for a second time today raising new questions about what happened and how his wife, elin, may have been involved. nbc's cristen dahlgren is here the woods' home in windermere, gra. >> reporter: there's a village of media outside tiger woods gated community. this was a day authorities thought they would get to speak to woods and his wife. yesterday they were told he was sleeping and wasn't able to talk, and today another brush off. tiger woods' wife elin drove into their gated community this morning with a stare but no comment for the army of reporters about the crash that injured her husband early friday morning. these are some of the first images from a local television station of
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Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
who in america -- in maryland politics. >> [unintelligible] >> william donald schaefer was having none 88th birthday on like any other. -- was having an 88 per day unlike any other -- was having an 88th birthday unlike any other. >> we are here to pay tribute and the excitement to our most beloved president. yes, you, sir, william donald schaefer. [applause] ♪ god bless america ♪ land that i love >> but the whole time, through the choir and bands and speeches, the man known most for his words stayed silent. >> 3, 2, 1, here it is. >> that is. everyone thought it was over. with the aisles empty, william donald schaefer took the podium. >> i could say something sentimental, but i will not today. this is a special day, not only for me, but for everyone who had just a small part or a large part or a tremendous part in building the inner harbor and building the city, building the neighborhoods all around us, and i think how lucky we are. i started hearing a long time ago. a family to take two more minutes because i saw somebody yawn. [laughter] thank you for being here today. it me
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Nov 3, 2009 4:30am EST
some other stories making news early today in america. >>> a geyser shot high in the sky in california when a massive water main broke there. pressure from that ruptured 54-inch pipe caused water to explode 20 feet above the payment. it took firefighters more than an hour to have that geyser subd subdued. the busted pipe carried recycled water for industrial purposes. >>> one man in new jersey turned a house's dining room into a bit of a garage. the errant driver lost control and plowed right through the wall of a two-story house. no one, thankfully, in that house was injured, but the man behind the wheel was taken to a local hospital. >>> an elephant in wisconsin got herself into some deep trouble. the 31-year-old african elephant somehow slipped into the mote. she was trapped in that 6-foot channel for over four hours. eventually, though, zoo officials fashioned a set of stairs and she eventually climbed out. >>> and it wasn't quite dewey defeats truman, but close. when broke out the world series champagne too early. the philadelphia enquirer declared the phillies back to
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Nov 8, 2009 9:00am EST
close? the forecast is just ahead. >> and america and the american people won today. >> the house of representatives passes a historic health care reform to provide coverage to millions more americans. the focus now shifting to the senate for the next phase of the health care reform battle. the house passed its version last night by a tight vote. brian mooar on capitol hill with the latest. >> the bill is passed! >> passage of the sweeping trillion dollar health care reform bill came down to a couple hours of debate and a handful of votes. >> some of my colleagues just received a call from the president of the united states. barack obama congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. >> the day began with president obama traveling to capitol hill to make sure democrats supported the bill. late in the evening, it passed a key hurdle. >> the amendment is adopted. >> an amendment banning government-funded abortions. it was demanded by moderate democrats. republicans condemned the health care reform plan as a washington power grab. >> how does it have to get before we stop
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Nov 29, 2009 10:00am EST
america's largest congregations in his saddleback church in california. pastor rick warren joins us for a discussion on faith and charity. then, he's the world's richest man, founder of computer giant microsoft. together with his wife, melinda, bill gates also runs the largest private charitable foundation in the world. they're here exclusively to discuss their mission to improve global health and education. but first, our focus on giving thanks and helping others during a tumultuous period in our country economically and politically. with us pastor, best-selling author, and be no stranger to washington, rick warren. pastor rick warren, welcome back to "meet the press." i will call you pastor rick. >> just call me rick. just call me for dinner. >> what is testing the faith of americans, do you think, as you approach this holiday season? >> well, no doubt about the economy, the war in afghanistan, but also i just think the political visions are a big deal that the coarsening of our society, demonizing differences. those things need to be dealt with. >> we think about thanksgiving, we think
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Nov 15, 2009 9:00am EST
economic times, america means business. ryan has more. >> in singapore at the asia- pacific economic summit, president obama dressed up for the local government kickoff dinner. he posed for the obligatory class photo. he and hillary clinton are in asia to address daunting challenges, from the gold war economy to the nuclear threat posed by north korea. president obama kicked off his tour with a stop in japan, where he declared himself america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen alliances and build new partnerships with the nation of this region. >> he met with the japanese royal family and reached out of business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china he is headed to south korea, where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. >> before heading to china the president promises to work with the the new economic superpower, not try to contain it. >> there is continuing coverage of print -- president obama's asian to work. you can find a slide show on our web site, wbaltv.com, cl
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Nov 16, 2009 6:30pm EST
over american workers. but with china now america's number one creditor, lending hundreds of billions to fund u.s. stimulus efforts, the president acknowledged the obvious. the two countries need each other. >> so many of the world's challenges cannot be solved unless the united states and china work together. >> reporter: and it's not just the economy. the president also needs china to put the pressure on iran and north korea to contain those countries' nuclear ambitions. on sunday the president will get a warm welcome, done some sightseeing, tooing visiting beijing's famous forbidden city. brian? >> our own savannah guthrie traveling with the president halfway around the world. savannah, thanks. >>> and back in this country, there is controversy over an obama administration plan to relocate military detainees from gitmo, guantanamo bay prison in cuba. one of the spots under consideration is in the small town of thomson in western illinois. the president's home state. local folks are all for the economic boost but some say the prisoners would be a security threat. our report
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Nov 15, 2009 6:30pm EST
the sweet and savory taste of prego. it's in there. >>> coming to america, from gitmo to the heartland, is this the new home for captured terrorists? >>> plus new outrage over the 9/11 trial in new york. >>> banking on china. president obama's first visit. tonight a new dynamic with the biggest holder of american debt. >>> page by page. sarah palin's new book and questions about what really happened behind the scenes on the campaign trail. >>> and something to croon about. he left his heart in san francisco, but tony bennett is making a difference back in the old neighborhood, in queens. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we have learned tonight a u.s. government task force is shopping for potential locations here in the united states to house terror suspects from guantanamo bay. illinois officials said today a prison there is among those being considered to house detainees once gitmo is closed, likely sometime next year. all this comes just days after the obama administration announced it would try 9/11 suspects at a federal court here in new yor
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Nov 16, 2009 4:16am EST
jobs. being the number one manufacturer of wind turbines in america. and developing lower emission, fuel-efficient aircraft engines. ecomagination means growing the green economy by harnessing our most powerful resource- imagination. the american renewal is happening. right now. it's something we do together. isn't a one-person job. your turn.
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Nov 8, 2009 5:00am EST
only live claritin clear. indoors and out. >> the u.s. navy and america's perseverence. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm deborah weiner in for kate amara. our top stories in jome. first a look outside with john collins. >> an indicator, i didn't have to scrape the windshield this morning. temperatures are above freezing, not below freezing. in addition to the chilly air we have, we have a hurricane moving into the gulf of mexico. still the tropical storm and hurricane season. still winter -- hardly winter-like at this stage. we are headed toward spring-like weather. more on that in a mome. as we were yesterday morning, storm-free around the mid-atlantic region. i have had to resort the national radar imaginary to show you where the storms are. a little bit more action in the pacific northwest as yesterday. northern plains. also up in the state of maine and the maritime provinces of canada. here's the rain sorted with ida moving into the gulf of mexico. we'll talk about these weather systems
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Nov 23, 2009 4:30am EST
america. >>> a bank robber in ohio apparently tried to eat his way out of trouble. dash cam video she's them searching this cuffed bandit when they put the note on the car. the suspect then leans over and eats the note. authorities found a bag of money with an exploded dye pack in that man's car. >>> in west virginia, a 9-year-old boy successfully stopped an adult car jacker. the boy's mother left her kids and the keys in the car when she went into a convenience store. a man got in the car to steal it, but that brave boy grabbed the keys, ran to the store for help. the suspect tried to escape but was caught by police. >>> residents in florida spotted an acknowledge i'll monkey on the loose. animal control has been trying to capture this elusive animal, but they haven't been able to catch it. so far the monkey avoided tranquilizer shots and traps. still on the loose. >>> a major piece of michael jackson history went up for auction in new york. fans had the opportunity to walk away with the sparkling white glove when he debuted the moon walk. bidding soared for that item which glided out
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Nov 6, 2009 6:30pm EST
bodies of those who were killed here are making the same solemn journey tonight that america's war dead do. they are being flown, brian, to dover air force base in delaware to a military mortuary, where they will eventually be turned over to their families. >> lester holt starting us off tonight from the main gate there at ft. hood in texas. lester, thanks. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the suspect, major hasan, his personality and his past. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has more on that angle tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as we looked into nidal hasan's past, army officials agree that there were many warning signs that military commanders should have recognized as a potential threat. an american citizen, nidal hasan was born and raised in virginia, the son of palestinian immigrants. today at his grandmother's home in the west bank his cousin mohammed watched news reports of yesterday's attack. in an exclusive interview he told nbc news hasan claimed he had been constantly claimed by his fellow soldiers. >> translator: rece
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Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
be deployed. this is america. and this is our cheese. kraft singles. american cheese. only one nation could create it. and that nation is... america. a nation of dreamers. try harders. doers. try doing this with roquefort. it's made with milk. never oil like some other slices. it is the culmination of the american dream. all wrapped up in individual slices. kraft singles. the american cheese. >> an army specialist nist deployment to afghanistan because child care plans fell through, has been ordered to remain on a military base tick. >> it was one thing after another. she stressed out to the point where she was ready to do bodily harm to yourself. the last we heard was that they were going to send her to afghanistan for a special court martial. i could not grasp that. i did not understand. >> the specialists lawyer says her client was not trying to avoid the plan. -- avoided the plan -- deployment. >>> a babysitter says he put the child to bed and took a shower, and when he got out, the child was hundred gauntlet -- was gone. a good samaritan on the highway but says he saw the kid wit
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Nov 19, 2009 12:35am EST
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Nov 9, 2009 3:30am EST
be more popular down the road? >> well, first of all, most people in america who don't want this, so to be the people to defeat it would be popular. ed something important. 60% to 80% of the things we talk about in health care could have passed the house last night 400-20, but instead the democrat leadership chose not to stop there but to try to cram down the country's throat a government-run health care system. a cbo congressional budget office says it is going to drive up health insurance premiums. the american people thought the idea was to get control of the cost. $500 billion cuts in medicare, states like mississippi and pennsylvania are going to be forced to raise our taxes because part of the cost of this is being dumped on us. there are lots of things in here that most americans don't want. i don't believe the senate will pass, but, yeah, we could have a very good health care reform bill that would pass overwhelmingly, but about ten things in here wouldn't be included. >> governor rendell, if you talk in terms of what health care means, if premiums do go up, if the middle cla
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Nov 13, 2009 9:00am EST
seven out of eight people in america who are willing to buy a home right now. >> that's good news, so let's get started. first home is a lakefront property in minnesota. >> good one. >> just under $300,000. you like this one. >> i like this. i like all my houses. >> of course, you do. >> but i like this one. it's ten minutes from downtown minneapolis. it's famous for its marching band, the oldest in the country. and there's that cream puff of a house. it's a custom-built contemporary, if you like contemporary built houses. lots of stairs, 3,500 square feet, two stories, and the beauty of this is it overlooks crystal lake and a park. >> ooh. >> so it's a pretty setting for a pretty house. >> will all those stairs cause a problem for some buyers? >> it does, it limits the number of buyers. people with young kids or old people don't want a house like this, but people smack in the middle dream for a house like this because it's meticulous. you walk in with your toothbrush and move right in. it almost looks like a fake house, it's perfect. what can you do to make this house better? probabl
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Nov 9, 2009 2:40am EST
oven pro, changing the way america prepares its meals. this is an amazing new breakthrough in cooking technology. with the nu-wave oven pro, you can now prepare nutritious gourmet meals in a fraction of the time, even cook from frozen without defrosting. plus, cleanup is a snap after the meal. the nu-wave oven pro is not a microwave oven, but uses patented triple-combo cooking power-- conduction, convection and infrared power-- simultaneously, to prepare nutritious gourmet meals in a fraction of the time of conventional cooking. now you can broil, roast, grill, bake, barbecue, steam, dehydrate and even fry without all the fats and oils, in one appliance, right on your countertop. the nu-wave oven pro won the seal of approval from the cooking club of america, and it's recommended by the national health & wellness club. thanks to the nu-wave oven pro, cooking has become a breeze and can set you free. now you can have the time to enjoy all those activities that you didn't have time to enjoy before. with the nu-wave oven pro, america can now save so much time. it's proven to be over 50% f
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Nov 5, 2009 7:00am EST
say to corporate america, no matter who you are, sorry, you're going to have to go through clinics and hospitals like everyone else? >> yeah, right -- >> i think the system's totally upside down. >> i think the part that bothers me about this story is that, for example, a company like citi would get the same number of doses of the vaccine as a place like lenox hill hospital, where you think people would really need to go to get the shot. >> or i'll take it one step further. why not say lenox hill gets 400 doses and citi just has to wait and corporate america has to say, look, we're going to put the high-risk groups, the people we've talked about forever, at the top of the list and then distribute that through clinics, schools and hospitals. there are pregnant women, there are schoolkids right now who don't know how to get this because their average doc can't get his or her hands on it. it really looks bad, i think for our federal government, certainly for wall street. >> all right, nancy snyderman. doc, thanks so much. >> you bet. >> it's 13 after the hour. here's meredith. >> matt
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
, no better than a terrorist, no better than a dictatorship, but indeed we're america and we're bert than that. >> and, dan, let's talk about the nitty-gritty of a trial. i can hear the defense right now. they weren't read their miranda rights, not taken into custody, lack of a speedy trial. >> i don't think miranda, et cetera, will be the issue, sort of mundane kind of arguments -- i say mundane that we hear in trials -- but you're going to hear the defense say that nothing anything said while they were at guantanamo should be admissible, meaning i don't think there's any question that none of what was said while, for example, khalid shaikh mohammed was being water boarded, is going to be admissible. but what about a month later? what about a hearing? was he still so influenced by what happened to him the statements he made, he confessed, again, tried to plead guilty, should not be admissible? i think that's where the thorny legal issues will come up. >> when you said plead guilty, this whole thing could end quickly if he follows his pattern before him and said i did it but -- >> i
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
election. as america's newest fashion icon, its favorite covergirl and advocate for healthy eating. >> and veggies taste so good when they come fresh from the garden, don't they? yeah! >> reporter: but as she settles into her new role as first lady, her poll numbers are settling as well. >> lots of folks are talking about the need for her to do something more substantial. >> reporter: the first lady's popularity peaked in march at 72% but has dropped 11 points to 61% in a recent gallup poll. >> she did fall significantly among independents and she also fell significantly among republicans. >> reporter: one possible setback? >> i'm asking you to choose chicago. >> reporter: a high-profile visit to copenhagen with oprah winfrey to try to win the olympic bid for america. >> in some ways, i do think the failed olympics bid did take some of the luster off of the michelle obama brand. >> reporter: she has also focused an enormous amount of time on the white house garden. >> let's hear it for vegetables! yeah! >> reporter: but some argue, while it's important to stress healthy eating -- >
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Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
up next, we will look at the state of stress in america. do you wonder how your stress rates next to your neighbors? it turns out that a lot of parents have no idea. >> are you thinking of cashing in those frequent flyer miles for the holiday season? >> student enrollment numbers are on the rise at one local suits -- one locals insist -- one local school system. one local school system. so will the tv in my house look that amazing? yep. fios has 100% fiber optics straight to your home. and i get $150 back when i switch to fios? that's correct. i got a question, i got a question. is anybody here buying this? read it and weep pal. (announcer) switch to fios now, and get $150 back. plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. record shows in one room. watch them in up to 6 other rooms. unlike cable, fios delivers 100% fiber optics straight to your home. for hd picture quality that beats cable in customer satisfaction. america's top rated internet and phone all for just... call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v and get $150 back plus a free dvr for thre
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Nov 20, 2009 5:00pm EST
announcement that port america is starting a new 50 year contract. >> this partnership reports that america will help us achieve our goals for creating jobs and expanded opportunities. >> this new contract will bring in 5700 new jobs to the port. >> this will mean construction jobs and 2000 jobs in the container business. >> this is a partnership. for america will be responsible for running the terminal. the construction of a new 50 ft birth -- berth makes this the second court to accept the largest of ships. >> in 2014, the panama canal will become a lot wider. that will allow baltimore to handle more freight and that will create more jobs. >> this agreement still needs to go to the border of public works for final approval. a lot of new jobs brings a lot of money. >> temperatures all across the region are not all that bad for this time of year. we're seeing a breedings well into the 50s across most of the beltway area fifties and those locations. we get into court for this but you have to get way out into the far western maryland. it is dry. at showers have moved out of the region. we wil
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Nov 2, 2009 5:00pm EST
] ♪ ♪ god bless america land that i love >> while the choir performed -- ♪ >> bands play the end schaefer waived. >> [unintelligible] >> when the big moment finally came, the statue was unveiled. >> 3, 2, 1, here it is. >> the man was overcome. it is the 80th birthday, perhaps better than any other. -- it was his 88th birthday, perhaps better than any other. >> i started hearing a long time ago. i am going to take two more minutes because i saw somebody on. [laughter] -- i saw somebody yawn. [laughter] >> that was hardly all he had to say. we have much more coming up tonight at 6:00 p.m. >> he is never at a loss for words. we have continuing coverage of the statute dedication on our website, wbaltv.com. you will find more of his remarks and the show from the ceremony. >> that is more like it. the baltimore ravens three-game losing streak is over. the sports director joins us live. great game. >> it is the kind of game that has the town reenergize by the ravens. there will have the all community team auction party tonight. several of the players of's nonprofit foundations will be
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Nov 11, 2009 5:00am EST
ones who lost some of wounded in the ft. hood shooting. he said that cannot happen in america. >> we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the core of or even in the comfort of home. the memory will be -- the core werhorror of war even in the comfort of home. >> some scary moments for baltimore city students when some were stabbed in different incidents at different schools. one is accused of cutting a student on the arm. it happened around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. the victim was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition. a few hours later, a student was stabbed in the back. six young men trapped in black hooded sweatshirts, black and green bandanas were charged. five are in custody. police will not specify how they got in the school. >> another teenager -- the howard county council voted to put a tanning bed ban into effect immediately. becoming the first county in the country to do so. young people are more likely to burn with a tin producing skin cancer. the board cannot amend the parental consent policy. >> it is an important provision. >> the county
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Nov 20, 2009 6:00pm EST
onto the marine terminal to hear the announcement that port america has signed a contract to operate the terminal for the next 50 years. the development could be summed up in three words, jobs, jobs, jobs. this is good news for those who have spent their lives on these stocks. >> this is the first time anything like this has ever been done. this is a big day for the port of baltimore. >> my livelihood and my security is sound. >> 3000 jobs will be in place for years. there is a $105.5 million price tag on ia new berth. >> we will need to be able to accommodate those ships so that we can create more jobs. >> there is the potential of $1.3 billion over the 50 year agreement and is expected to generate $50.7 million per year for maryland. >> this agreement would help make our port of more track -- more attractive shipping destination -- our port a more attractive shipping destination. >> they will pay for the preservation of roads and bridges. >> still to come, with just a week to go before thanksgiving, one part of baltimore is beginning to look like christmas. >> or red -- rev. jeremi
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Nov 25, 2009 12:00pm EST
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Nov 24, 2009 5:30am EST
of the most dangerous cities in america are out. camden, new jersey was at the top of the list. for cities 500,000 or more, baltimore is in the top three. detroit was at the top. the city with the lowest crime rate was honolulu, hawaii. >> accusations of sexual abuse against a maryland pastor are credible. a couple of people accused them in the 1970's of minor abuse. a person denies the allegations. a new poll suggests that americans follow the health care debate even though their lives will paul flynn not be affected. they expect their lives to stay the same. 28% think it will stay the same. 12% believe they will be positively impacted. a majority of americans do not expect to see much change. >> president obama could be nearing a decision on afghanistan. this could be his last strategy session. our bureau reporter has more on when we could expect an announcement. >> according to the white house press secretary, his new afghanistan strategy could be announced within days. president obama may be making a decision about the afghan war. >> the american people want the president to tak
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Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
presidency gets, sending america's treasure to a battlefield overseas. they have all volunteers for duty. now they are part of a growing u.s. military commitment in afghanistan, and it's just one issue this white house is dealing with. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd starting us off on this tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. while the president's own chief of staff calls this an historic week in what's already an historic year. the president are going to tackle two issues that have undone previous presidencies, war and the economy. and it begins tomorrow night at westport when the president unveiled his plan for the war in mraen. the preds's decision more than doubles the number of troops in afghanistan when he took office ten months aago. at an efl office meet late sunday afternoon, the president officially gave military orders to top military commanders to send another 32,000 troops to afghanistan. that brings the total to more than 100,000 troops. when he took office, there were fewer than 40,000. >> nobody should underestimate the commitmen
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Nov 14, 2009 6:30pm EST
trip's major speech calling himself america's first pacific president. >> i know that the united states has been disengaged from many of these organizations in recent years, so let me be clear, those days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are increasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics o
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Nov 9, 2009 6:30pm EST
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Nov 21, 2009 3:05am EST
] scientists are reporting that the largest lake in south america, lake titicaca -- [ light laughter ] grow up! [ laughter ] it's at it's lowest level in 60 years. environmentalists believe this could be the worst thing to happen to the lake since it was named titicaca. [ laughter ] to raise money for charity, bill gates is auctioning off a private tour of his house, led by gates himself and the bidding already is up to $35,000. gates will personally show the winner all the the rooms except for the bathroom where a giant paper clip will pop up and go, "it looks like you're trying to urinate." and finally -- [ light laughter ] finally, excerpts from sarah palin's new book are starting to leak out to the internet. there's some really shocking stuff in there, complete sentences, proper grammar, really shocking stuff. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, thank you. wow, what a great show tonight. we're very honored. we have a guest -- a special guest here sitting with steve higgins. the one and only don pardo, ladies an
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Nov 2, 2009 3:30am EST
that the united states of america will be as strong as we have been for the decades and centuries to come. you only have to be a casual student to understand that strong countries used to be strong em pirps have to renew themselves at moments of challenge. we led in the industrial revolution. we led in the information revolution. we have to lead in the green revolution and china and india and other countries are aggressively in that space. so this is what he's asking people to do is not necessarily thing that is the short-term benefit will be clear in the next election or the one after that or the one after that. washington has failed the country because they refuse to do the tough things that we all know we have to do. if we don't make the right progress on health care and energy, our economy is going to struggle for decades to come. >> all goals but you are in the politics business k. he take the message without suffering losses next year? >> well, everyone in washington wants to predict what happens next fall. this thing has 20 lifetimes. i think the long term picture is this.
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Nov 14, 2009 3:05am EST
the guy in the apple store in america was condescending. [ light laughter ] "have you tried pressing the on button, you imbecile?" [ laughter ] he's french and german. how is that french accent? >> steve: great! [ laughter ] 110! >> jimmy: you're the best. this is bizarre. a man in pennsylvania was able to identify the guy who mugged him after looking through his old yearbook, because they were classmates in high school. [ laughter ] he said he was easy to find, because the guy signed his yearbook, "have a good summer. some day, i'm gonna mug you." [ light laughter ] and finally, congressman john boehner told a crowd of protesters yesterday that the new health care bill is the greatest threat to freedom he has ever seen. and the taliban was like, "uh, hello? what?" [ light laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is what i am talking about! dj jazzy jeff! [ cheers and applause ] dj jazzy jeff is in the house. i love it. we have a great show tonight. the hilarious and alw
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Nov 20, 2009 6:00am EST
another way america runs on dunkin'. the whole gang will love -- six fresh, delicious donuts for just $3. affordable treats to share with friends, family, and co-workers. grab six donuts for only $3 today. america runs on dunkin'. >> we are talking about food. one of our favorite subjects. >> we have some problem spots. nothing major, but delays in the west side, 8 miles an hour. this is due to an earlier disabled vehicle for all lanes are open at frederik. 795 down to edmonds and is the area. back river neck road is closed at hamburg. northbound 29, there's a disabled vehicle at the parkway. the west side had delays that will be there for awhile. >> sunshine with temperatures at 63 degrees this afternoon. 60 on saturday. the ravens game on sunday night will have a thick clouds, but it will stay dry it with a high near 55. the rain will stay away until monday. >> thank you for joining us. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> good luck, ravens. wbal
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Nov 19, 2009 5:00pm EST
. america's top rated internet and phone all together for our new low price of just... call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 8-974-66 tty/v and get $150 back plus a free dvr for three months. don't wait. get all three amazing services for just... hurry, call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 8-974-66 tty/v >> that slots come to anne arundel county, many jobs are expected to follow. >> a career expo was held for people that would like to find a job if the casino were to come. >> people were lined up in the arundel mills mall today for a chance to work in a casino that has not even been built. some were contractors, and others were just average people hoping to find a job. >> a job is what i am searching for. >> i have been laid off since january 2008. >> i am a local contractor looking to drum up some more work. >> we need a job that, and we all love to gamble, so why not work at this place? >> you are talking about security and casino managers, finance, human resources, anything from the ground level construction to running the casino. >> this is
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Nov 24, 2009 3:05am EST
. charmin ultra soft. america's softest bath tissue. but aleve can last 12 hours. and aleve was proven to work better on pain than tylenol 8-hour. - how are you? - good, how are you? aleve. proven better on pain. to buy raisin bran extra! i'm surprised nobody else is here for the big debut of the almonds. oh, guys, i can see it! they're setting it up right now! is it true? are there really going to be cranberries? yep, i can see the boxes, and there's definitely yogurty clusters in there too! i think this is a 24-hour store. introducing kellogg's® raisin bran extra! with cranberries, almonds and yogurty clusters, it's raisin bran with so much extra. ♪ raisin bran extra! it's a mouthful of awesome! ♪ >> jimmy: hey, welcome back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much for watching. i really, really appreciate you tuning in to see our show. i just want to quickly thank the audience. this is green week here at nbc. and to celebrate, we decided to host another one of our electronics recycling drive. it turned out great. thanks to this audience, we got computers, ce
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Nov 7, 2009 3:05am EST
. put it away. [ laughter ] you guys, scientists at the geological society of america, which is my favorite geological society. they found a new theory that toxins from algae could have been responsible for wiping out entire species from the earth in the past 540 million years. hey, just a suggestion, why don't we stop coming up with theories and just ask larry king what happened. right? [ light laughter ] and finally, sarah palin's financial records were made public and it turns out she owns a marketing business involved with services for the elderly. yeah, i guess that makes sense since last year she helped an old man lose an election. ladies and gentlemen, we have great show tonight! give it up, for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what a great show we have tonight, everybody. welcome, welcome. that's for watching. last night i was at the rock 'n' roll hall of fame at madison square garden. it was unbelievable. when they air this on hbo it's going to be sick. it was bruce springsteen and the e-street band, they were the headliners. sti
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Nov 24, 2009 12:35am EST
spain. climbed mountain peaks in south america and gambled with pirates off of the somali coast. i have seen the horror of war. and i have seen blood and death. and i understand finally just how awesome apple juice is. [ light laughter ] just so we are clear, orange juice is completely dead to me. when in my presence, please refer to it as 'that other juice.' i will know what you are talking about. love, michael." >> jimmy: oh, a great letter. [ applause ] >> jimmy: let's check in with one of our bloggers, sara. do you have your letter? >> yes. "dear mom and dad, blogging for 'the jimmy fallon show' is super awesome. i like working with the internet. it is super useful. you can find out stuff, like how to change the oil in your car or what the capital of spain is. it's madrid. you can also find out what your ex-boyfriend is doing and who he is hanging out with. like, who is the slut in the photo he uploaded to his facebook page yesterday? it is not even the same slut that was in the pictures from just two days ago. not that i am checking everyday or anything. it is just that the interne
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Nov 17, 2009 5:00pm EST
lingering vision problems, he survived, but lots of babies do not. more than 500,000 are born in america every year, costing americans $26 billion. >> preterm births cost more. this is a major-league problem. >> munier early birds can be prevented by encouraging women not to smoke -- many early birds can be prevented by encouraging women not to smoke, one in five still do, and by koestani elective sections that induce labor until -- postponing elective sections that induce labor until 35 weeks. >> there are a number of various things that happen every week, the statistics get better. >> but the march of dimes gives the nation a "d" for preventing to -- for failing to prevent more. >> knowledge is power. it is really about educating ebbert ready. >> and giving everybody a chance to be born healthy. >> maryland got an "f"-- over 13% of its babies are born premature. >> not good news for maryland. any report finds sexually transmitted diseases are on the uptake. teen girls and women in their early 20s are the most affected by as tds, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. many are undetected because
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Nov 4, 2009 7:00am EST
for lung cancer in america. >> all right. and full disclosure, ann helped take care of my dad when he was dying of lung cancer. let's show you what's going on. cold wake-up this morning. baltimore 33, crossville 32. freeze advisories thursday morning back from kentucky through tennessee, but temperatures rebound nicely, 30s, 40s up through >> we are off to a chilly but quiet start this wednesday. clouds will thicken up as we head into the afternoon. western maryland might see a few rain showers late in the day. it >>> we've got the bobsled team right here, four-man bobsled. hey, don't forget, if you want to check your weather any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. meredith? >> all right, al, thank you. >>> 18 states and washington, d.c., have now passed bans against texting while driving, and recent studies show that it can be even more dangerous than driving drunk. so, should the punishment be just as severe? here's nbc's dawna friesen. >> reporter: texting while driving, it's a dangerous habit that to some seems innocent enough, ex
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